Outcomes for 2023’s new car market present that though Ford has firmly misplaced its crown general it might probably nonetheless proudly declare to provide the UK’s biggest-selling automobile and van.
And it did so in the course of the 12 months when it introduced the long-lived Fiesta supermini would stop to be produced. Fiesta was usually the UK’s greatest vendor for a few years, however in 2023 it was the Ford Puma SUV which topped the desk. It accounted for one in three Ford new vehicles offered in 2023.
Ford of Britain managing director Lisa Brankin mentioned: “I am delighted that Puma was each the bestselling car and automobile within the UK and Transit Customized was the bestselling business car in 2023. This terrific achievement in 2023 is a superb basis for us to construct on as we step ahead into 2024 and roll out our electrification plan at tempo in each the automobile and van markets.”
Audi UK ended 2023 because the UK’s primary premium automobile model – the third consecutive 12 months the model has achieved this feat. A complete of 137,489 new car gross sales positioned the model third general within the new automobile charts with a market share of seven.22% – a report determine for Audi UK.
Nevertheless its best-selling mannequin, the A3, was ninth most in-demand within the UK.
It’s Tesla which might lay declare to promoting the most well-liked premium automobile. The Tesla Mannequin Y was the UK’s fifth most offered new automobile general, and it outsold Audi’s A3 by greater than 5,000 models.
The Tesla Mannequin Y was the most well-liked battery electrical car (BEV) of 2023, outselling its nearest rival, the MG4, by greater than 50%. The Tesla Mannequin 3 additionally offered strongly, with 13,536 registrations conserving it narrowly forward of the Polestar 2.
Within the van market, Ford continues to dominate, with Transit Customized then the Transit. Its Ranger pick-up and Transit Join additionally function within the high 10 greatest sellers.
Vauxhall was the UK’s best-selling electrical van producer in 2023, promoting 6,402 electrical vans – greater than double its nearest competitor. The success of Vauxhall’s electrical vans as personal and fleet automobiles implies that greater than 1 / 4 (29.8%) of electrical gentle business automobiles (e-LCVs) registered in 2023 was a Vauxhall.
Vauxhall is one in all few manufacturers to supply an electrical variant throughout its complete LCV line-up. In 2023, practically a fifth (18.5%) of Vauxhall’s general van gross sales have been of totally electrical variants.